Americans Growing Anti-Gay, Want Even More Religion In Their Politics

  • metta

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    Sep 23, 2014 4:18 PM GMT
    Americans Growing Anti-Gay, Want Even More Religion In Their Politics


    http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/americans_now_want_even_more_religion_in_their_politics
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 23, 2014 5:14 PM GMT

    How many Americans were polled and what age groups were primarily polled and what region of the US did these pollsters do their questioning. I think that we are jumping to conclusions saying that more Americans are becoming anti-gay and want more religion in politics. Just because more Americans want to keep religion as part of the country political and cultural mainstream does not necessarily mean that it equates anti-gay attitudes. I don't believe in any of these polls because they sample only a tiny fraction of the population and than assume that the majority of Americans feel this way. That is not necessarily true.
  • Apparition

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    Sep 24, 2014 2:35 AM GMT
    i will go with the actual statistics that say that americans want more sex, more porn, and dont really like other people much at all.
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    Sep 24, 2014 2:57 AM GMT
    metta8 saidAmericans Growing Anti-Gay, Want Even More Religion In Their Politics


    http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/americans_now_want_even_more_religion_in_their_politics



    More than seven out of every ten Americans "now say that religion is losing influence in American life." And they're not happy about it.

    56 percent of Americans call this perception that religion is losing its grip on the nation a "bad thing," and just 12 percent see it as positive.



    But...this is part of the change, the Age Of Aquarius now, new age philosophers predicted this resistance, this is what conservatives have done to the American people, at least since the 1950's and in particular, the 1980's, fear of change, with the emphasis on Fear rather than the change icon_confused.gif
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    Sep 24, 2014 3:42 AM GMT
    I dunno about this

    I meet a lot of people in Middle America that aren't so anti-gay... Places where Jesus is the answer is blasted on stuff...


    I kinda think maybe there is a fear-mongering thing or, maybe I don't go to the places it mentions.

    Though... There are people that areeeeee..... I've met them.......... I doubt stigmatizing the coupling of religion with gay hating will make them more apparent so much as less visible....

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    Sep 25, 2014 7:37 AM GMT
    I hope it's a sign that Americans are growing more anti-white Liberal.

    It's the backlash, you see. If the gay Left (and the Left in general) weren't such fascist moral busybodies, we'd make much more progress with people.

    But you guys just turn people off. It's not enough that people have to accept gays and same sex marriage, but you drag every other stupid white Liberal "concern" along with those.

    Woe to the person who disagrees with you on

    abortion
    capital punishment
    guns
    Israel
    McDonald's
    tax havens
    WalMart
    Exxon
    illegal immigration
    environment
    energy
    free markets
    minimum wage
    race
    school choice

    etc. ad shutthefuckupium

    Notice that these issues have precious little to do with TEH GAY.

    Ditch the "progressive" pet issues, and we'll make more headway.



  • 5100s

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    Sep 25, 2014 6:18 PM GMT
    My general sense is that this isn't correct. I think Americans are becoming less anti-gay at a fairly rapid pace.

    Where we've gone backwards is in believing that everybody is entitled to some level of economic security. I think in the early 1970s that belief was very widespread in American society, but it's eroded a great deal.

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    Sep 26, 2014 2:41 AM GMT
    5100s said
    Where we've gone backwards is in believing that everybody is entitled to some level of economic security. I think in the early 1970s that belief was very widespread in American society, but it's eroded a great deal.


    +1: quality of life

  • metta

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    Sep 26, 2014 6:15 AM GMT
    Pew study: Catholics are independent thinkers ready to participate in the political process

    "white Catholics (53 percent) are Republicans or at least Republican-leaning, which has been the case since 2010. In the poll, 39 percent of white Catholics said they are Democrats or Democrat-leaning. Hispanic Catholics are more liberal than their white counterparts, with 67 percent identifying with the Democratic Party."

    "For the first time, Pew Research asked respondents whether vendors providing wedding-related services should be required to offer services to same-sex couples. While 49 percent of all respondents said they should be required to do so, 57 percent of Catholics said it should be required. When asked if homosexual behavior was sinful, 49 percent of Catholics said no while 44 percent said yes. Conversely, among white evangelicals, the pillar of the American conservatism, 82 percent said homosexual behavior was sinful."

    http://ncronline.org/news/politics/pew-study-catholics-lean-republican-stray-same-sex-marriage
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    Sep 26, 2014 1:19 PM GMT
    metta8 saidPew study: Catholics are independent thinkers ready to participate in the political process

    "white Catholics (53 percent) are Republicans or at least Republican-leaning, which has been the case since 2010. In the poll, 39 percent of white Catholics said they are Democrats or Democrat-leaning. Hispanic Catholics are more liberal than their white counterparts, with 67 percent identifying with the Democratic Party."

    "For the first time, Pew Research asked respondents whether vendors providing wedding-related services should be required to offer services to same-sex couples. While 49 percent of all respondents said they should be required to do so, 57 percent of Catholics said it should be required. When asked if homosexual behavior was sinful, 49 percent of Catholics said no while 44 percent said yes. Conversely, among white evangelicals, the pillar of the American conservatism, 82 percent said homosexual behavior was sinful."

    http://ncronline.org/news/politics/pew-study-catholics-lean-republican-stray-same-sex-marriage


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    Sep 26, 2014 2:09 PM GMT
    Another bullshit article.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 27, 2014 1:11 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidAnother bullshit article.
    I agree with you 100%. These polls are meaningless. Anything for publicity.
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    Sep 27, 2014 4:52 PM GMT
    Missing from the poll: the question, "Have your views changed?" and "Why have they changed?"

    Like, isn't a direct question more elucidating than attempting to divine the cause from this meaningless data?

    The poll says the numbers have slid (supporting gays) five points since last year. What the fuck has happened since the last poll? New Duck fucking Dynasty season?

    WANTING more religion in their politics? I can't even conceive of that. Who the fuck has thought politics needs more church? I smell a rat.
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    Sep 27, 2014 9:40 PM GMT
    Huh, PEW is a rabid solar panel supporter. The charitable PEW Trust functions more like a business than a non-profit. They are ginning up the liberal base prior to the election.

    Gee PEW, a majority of solar panels used in the US are made in China using coal fired electric plants. A lot of US jobs have been lost to China who now controls the solar panel market.

    The remaining panels made in the US have highly toxic cadmium as a manufacturing byproduct. Gee PEW, whose back yard do you want to dump the toxic waste in?

    Sheetrock is used in most business and residential construction in the US. Do you guys know where the inside of sheetrock comes from? It comes from the filtered exhaust of coal burning US power plants. When the US ran short of sheetrock a few years ago, we tried importing Chinese sheetrock. The sheetrock proved toxic because the Chinese don't filter the exhaust from their coal burning power plants.
  • TheSkyWasYell...

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    Oct 01, 2014 8:00 PM GMT
    With all the states legalizing gay marriage, I find it a bit difficult to believe that America is becoming more homophobic; I suggest that study must be flawed. Hell, even that bug-eyed, religious psycho Michelle Bachmann has essentially admitted defeat over the subject.

    Here's an anecdotal example: millions of Americans are in love with Big Brother's "Zankie" showmance; 30 years ago that would have been unthinkable.

    Another anecdotal example: there are many openly gay YouTuber couples (Mark E. Miller/Ethan Hethcote come to mind) who have millions of views and god knows many thousands of subscribers. Again, 30 years ago that would have been unthinkable.